Things that prove Adnan’s innocence are the breakup between him and Hae, how Adnan thought about and his feelings towards Hae, how the times and stories told with others didn’t suit well, and his alibi. Additionally, his DNA didn’t match with items found near Hae and her autopsy and medical evidence didn’ match the stories told by Jay, inaccurate stories that the state relied on. As has been noted, the past relationship and breakup had a big part in Adnan’s conviction, however according to many people, this doesn’t add up. The motive for this murder, claimed by the state, was that Adnan was upset about the breakup between
Good Morning Vera, Thanks for inviting me to speak in your class. Other than my thesis defense, I 've never read my words out loud to a broader audience. I read somewhere that you wrote your desertion on Kateri Tekakwitha. In my memoir, I wrote about my experience seeing Kateri in Auriesville, NY at the Shrine of the North American Martyr. I looked at my mom all confused, because I had never seen an indian statue by an altar in plain view.
Danny’s easygoing method of working comes into conflict when he has to report to Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway in an important murder case. Although Daniel has successfully plea bargained forty-four cases during his nine months in service, he has little experience in the courtroom. Considering his inexperience, Kaffee is motivated to try and avoid taking Lance Cpl. Dawson and Pfc.
Jackie or “Jacquelyn Markham is a 51 year old white female who went missing in 2000. At first, it was believed that Ross Lane Emerson was connected to the disappearance of Jackie Markham. However, Emerson always denied the accusations and in his suicide note in prison he stated that he had not killed her. Additionally, there were inconsistencies in Archie Carrol’s “Jackie Markham’s boyfriend” statement concerning the telephone call Jackie made before going missing.
Earlier in the trial Bridget Sullivan said that Lizzie was wearing a blue dress on the day of the murders (Linder). None of this was looking too good for Lizzie Borden. Through the whole investigation Lizzie’s room was never searched and no one followed through with official police questioning, which means she was never interrogated like suspects would normally be
One of the hardest things to fathom is what drove Adnan to strangle Hae. Police officials kept coming back to the fact that Adnan was the ex-boyfriend, but this doesn’t hold much value when Syed claims the break-up was mutual and they continued to be friends despite breaking up (Koenig Episode 2). Mutual breakups typically don’t end up in rage against one another, which is why the theory of Adnan being guilty is so hard to believe. If he had no bad feelings toward her then there would be no motive for him to kill her in the first place. In addition to the motive issue behind Adnan’s conviction, Adnan repeatedly claims that he did not
April: I am overjoyed to see my sister again, but it is very odd of her to go to a “friend’s” house for two weeks and not tell anyone she was leaving. We tried to get them to take us to Nora’s house, but Nora did not give a location to her house. Not even any details about her family or what town she lives in. 2 months later Grey: We have since contacted the police, and some detectives to find out where Nora is from.
Nathaniel Brazill was a young teenager who commited the 2nd degree murder of his teacher, Barry Grunow. Brazill then got sentenced for 35 years in 2000, for committing a murder. 35 years. As Nathaniel was only 14 years old, and committed a second- degree murder, psychologists said that, “ Aks his age progresses, he will have very little recollection of the details of the crime that he committed and the remorse that he felt then.” As knowing that he did the murder unintentionally, he should not have been sentenced to jail, especially not 35 years.
If a crime is reported to police it is usually dismissed due to a lack of evidence. Many instances of sexual assault are often labeled as "unfounded" by police, meaning the police disregard the report as hearsay since there was insufficient evidence to convict an attacker(Doolittle, 2017). Usually, the cases labeled unfounded ( after being reviewed by police) found no violation against the law. The Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR) (an overview of sexual assaults compiled by police) does not include cases of unfounded sexual assault as they are either unreliable and create discrepancies regarding reporting(Rotenburg, 2017). 1 in every 5 cases of sexual assault are regarded as unfounded according to the National Policing Data(Doolittle, 2017).
by a white male of Hispanic descent named George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acting as a Watch Captain for a gated community in Sanford, Florida (BROWN JR., O., 2013). At first, the Sanford Police Chief, Bill Lee, did not arrest Zimmerman, because of the lack of evidence to disprove his account of the events resulting in Trayvon 's death. However, because of nationwide protests and a reinvestigation of the death’s evidence, Zimmerman was eventually arrested and charged for the death of Trayvon. On July 13, 2013, a jury consisting of six women acquitted Zimmerman of the charge of second degree murder for the lesser charge of manslaughter (CNN, 2013).
Episode 2 of the podcast Serial Becky claims to have witnessed Hae turning down Adnan 's request for a ride that day. Keisha claimed she saw Adnan and Hae talking with each other after school. Debbie claimed she saw both Adnan and Hae after school, separately. No one claims to have seen Adnan leave with Hae. No one saw Adnan get in Hae 's car.
Miranda was retried and again found guilty. At the second trial, a former girlfriend testified that he had told her about kidnapping and raping the 18-year-old in 1963. He was paroled in 1972 and was in and out of prison until he was killed in a stabbing at a bar when Miranda was 34 years old. No one was ever charged with his death (Cassell, 1998).
Due to the inconsistency of the brain an innocent individual can be imprisoned for a crime, he or she never committed. For instance, false memories that can be identified from “The Case Against Adnan Syed” are seen mostly in the responses provided by Dave due to hearsay. Another example is when Laura (Dave’s daughter), Jenn, Jay, and the neighborhood boy completely deny seeing a corpse of a girl (Hae Min Lee) in the trunk of
Death Penalty: Rob Will In the dark hours of the early morning of December 4, 2000, twenty-one year old Robert Gene Will II and his friend, Michael Rosario, were stealing car parts. Deputy Sheriff Barrett Hill and Deputy Warren Kelly came upon the scene and “Mr. Will and Mr. Rosario ran in different directions. Deputy Hill chased Mr. Will, and Deputy Warren Kelly pursued Mr. Rosario.” (Grissom).